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TAFA’s Gift Guide: Christmas Decorations

We have been doing a series of posts on ideas of what would make great holiday gifts from our Member products. We’ve shown you great handmade scarves, hats and gloves, gifts for kids, stocking stuffers and created a DIY guide of supplies and tools. Most of what we offer is handmade, one-of-a-kind and when you buy from our members, you get that feel-good satisfaction of supporting the handmade lifestyle and small businesses. Almost all of our members are women, and although we love our manly members, too, you might find an extra value to supporting the talent and labor of these women-owned businesses.

For this post, we will point you to some of our members who offer specific, Christmas-themed decorations. For those of you who go all out in decorating, choosing handmade ornaments, stockings, nativities and table top settings adds warmth, richness, and a unique voice. Christmas decorations are also a great way to get the young people in your family started on their personal collections. I love attaching an ornament to my gifts. A handmade one, of course!

Click on the images to visit the member profiles represented below.

From there, you can go to their shops and see all of their products.

daria lvovsky nativity

Daria Lvovsky – Art of Felting has a shop full of wonderful felted animals, birds and Waldorf toys. Daria has several nativities to choose from. Smaller sets have just the Holy family or animals or there are complete sets like this one.

MOLICA Santa Claus

MOLICA Australia Natural Fibre Art also has lots of Waldorf needle-felted figures, including this happy Santa.

art that moves santa doll

What’s Santa saying? Art That Moves screen prints kitchen linens, bread bags and has quite a few Christmas themed items.

colin's creatures elf sheep

Santa needs his elves to help out and these sheep are willing to jump in on the action. Colin’s Creatures specializes in making porcelain sheep of exotic breeding. Too cute!

HEra Textile Christmas Tree painting on silk

The Christmas tree is central to our decorating and HEra Textile Art has painted this one on silk. It can be propped up or hung in the window for a stained glass effect.

always sugar coated sushi ornament set

Christmas trees need their decorations and these sushi felted ornaments by Always Sugar Coated make a great gift for the chef in your life! (Or, for anyone who likes fun food!)

sally manke christmas stocking

Fill a Christmas stocking with handmade goodies! Sally Manke has several choices and loads of other Christmas themed items in her shop!

siamese dream design christmas stockings

Siamese Dream Design takes the Christmas stocking to a tribal level. Made out of vintage embroidered Hmong fabric, these stockings are beautiful and great fun!

Thistle and Rose Weaving Christmas Runner

Thistle and Rose Weaving has several hand woven runners that add an elegant touch to the Christmas table.

terry aske art quilts christmas tree runner

Terry Aske Art Quilts has this Christmas tree runner which will appeal to quilt lovers.

castilleja cotton christmas quilt

Castilleja Cotton has lots of Christmas themed quilts, runners, and tree skirts, but I love the sweetness in this one. She also has lots of patterns to choose from, a great gift for those who want a project for next year.

morna crites-moore christmas card

Morna Crites-Moore has recently given extra life to her folk art designs by offering them as cards. She has several designs and you can mix and match!

Are you filled with the Christmas spirit? We hope that you will explore these shops as well as our other members and think outside of the box! I find inspiration in what our TAFA members are making every day and it gives me a warm thinking to think of all of them, working away at what they live, all over the world! We have over 500 members in 44 countries and our common language is this love for textiles and fiber art. Some are rooted in traditional techniques and designs while others push their methods to the limits of their imagination! It’s a great community and I love being a part of it. You are also invited to join in the excitement by connecting with and supporting them.

Most importantly, if you celebrate Christmas, we wish you a wonderful one with the most important gifts of all: meaning, love, charity, and good will.

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 How to find our Christmas items

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 On TAFA

Search our site with keywords like Christmas, ornament, angel, nativity and see what comes up. Look at the navigation bar and click on the magnifying glass…

 

 

 

 

 

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 On Etsy

At the time of this posting we had almost 5,000 items there. The same suggestion applies as on our site, except that you need to have “TAFA” before the keyword: TAFA Christmas, TAFA nativity, TAFA ornament, etc. Make sure you check off the ship anywhere option so that you see everyone.

 

 

 

 


About

Profile photo of Rachel Biel
I've been working with the arts and craft world in many capacities since 1988. Handmade textiles have been my core focus since launching TAFA in 2010.

My hope is to contribute to the economic development potential the arts bring to the world, along with the intrinsic beauty shown in the work. May the world become a friendlier place for artists and nature!

Arrived in Kentucky after a childhood in Brazil, college in Minnesota and 20 years in Chicago. It's been a ride!

4 Comments

on TAFA’s Gift Guide: Christmas Decorations.
  1. |

    Great holiday collection Rachel – thank you for compiling it!
    Will share Ho HO Ho!

  2. |

    Those sheep are so darn cute! Oh heck! I love all these items!

  3. |

    A lovely collection for Christmas Rachel, thank you for including MOLICAAustralia

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